Cinnamon Mini Muffins
We’ve talked before about how I’m just not a morning person. It takes me a while to feel like I can do anything productive. That lack of morning pep is the reason the pages of BoB aren’t littered with muffins and other breakfast baking. I really like baking those kinds of things, but I’m just not that motivated first thing in the morning.
Every once in a while, though, I get myself together enough to make a batch of homemade muffins for a morning treat. These little guys may be the perfect muffins for morning-challenged people like me. They mix up so quickly!
There are no elaborate flavor combinations here. These are just sweet little muffins with a nice cinnamon flavor. They are a lovely example of less is more. They aren’t the bakery-style enormous muffins that are loaded with calories. Instead, they offer a sweet bite without all the guilt.
You may remember that last week I told you about my shiny new Vitamix and how much I’m enjoying using it. I used it to help make these muffins, too. It was ridiculously simple to mix the wet ingredients in my Vitamix. And, as I mentioned last week, the clean up is so fast and easy.
Cinnamon Mini Muffins
Yield: 24 mini muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup white whole wheat or whole wheat flour
- 1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 large egg
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- sanding sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 24-cup mini muffin pan with paper liners.
- In a large bowl, whisk together both flours, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
- Using an electric mixer on medium speed*, combine milk, egg, butter, and sugar. Mix until well-blended.
- Add wet ingredients to flour mixture. Stir just until combined.
- Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, using about a tablespoonful of batter per cup. Sprinkle the tops of each with sanding sugar.
- Bake 18 to 20 minutes, or until the muffins are lightly browned. Cool in pans on wire racks.
*To mix the wet ingredients in your Vitamix, place the milk, egg, butter, and sugar (in that order) in the container. Start at Variable 1 and quickly increase to Variable 10 and then High. Blend for 45 seconds.
Recipe adapted from Vitamix.
Disclosure: Vitamix provided me with one of their awesome blenders as well as one for a reader giveaway. All opinions are my own.